August’s Album Of The Month: Twin Atlantic - Great Divide

August’s Album Of The Month: @twinatlantic - Great Divide

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With so much music available to listen to at any time of the day it seems pretty easy to find this special album that can inspire you, the one you can connect with. Alas, it’s not as easy as it might seem. Such ultimate albums, which are meant to give you chills, usually appear out of the blue and storm into your life without any warning whatsoever. Twin Atlantic’s frontman Sam…

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Playing Blackjack The Different Way – A Review

Playing Blackjack The Different Way – A Review

I wasn’t that fond of gambling or the casinos. It made no sense to sit around the table to play roulette and just wait for your luck to strike. True, there has been the occasional winner who has changed their life with a win, but I didn’t want to take a risk. No, the odds were stacked too much against me and honestly; there seemed no way to actually start playing a casino game I liked.

And then…

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REVIEW: The Strain - S01E008 - Creatures of the Night

REVIEW: #TheStrain - S01E008 - Creatures of the Night

Episode: 1.08 – Creatures of the Night
Writer: Chuck Hogan
Director: Guy Ferland
August 31, 2014

If Dr. Ephraim Goodweather spent less time questioning Abraham Setrakian, we could have a much more cohesive team; especially with the addition of practical Vasily Fet. [Spoilers ahead!]

© FX

© FX

We’ve got a team! Our Setrakian troop runs into Vasiliy Fet while looting a medical supply store; specifically…

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Review: Defiance S02E12/13 - All Things Must Pass/I Almost Prayed

Review: Defiance S02E12/13 – All Things Must Pass/I Almost Prayed

Credit: Syfy

Credit: Syfy

Defiance

S02E012 – All Things Must Pass/ S02E11 – I Almost Prayed

Aired 08-28-14

Executive Producer: Rockne S. O’Bannon, Kevin Murphy, Michael Taylor Created By: Kevin Murphy Starring:  Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene, James Murray, Linda Hamilton

Defiancewrapped up this week in another two for one helping. While “All Things Must…

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REVIEW: Outlander, S01E04 — ‘The Gathering’

REVIEW: Outlander, S01E04 — ‘The Gathering’

Aired:  30 August 2014  Written by: Ronald B. Moore   Directed by: Brian Kelly   Starring: Caitriona Balfa, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish, Gary Lewis, Lotte Verbeek, Nell Hudson, Annette Badland

Claire plots her escape from Castle Leoch, but the gathering proves more hindrance than opportunity. [Photo credit: Starz]

Claire (Caitriona Balfe) plots her escape from Castle Leoch, but the gathering proves more hindrance than opportunity. [Photo credit: Starz]

[Spoiler alert!]

With a split…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who S08E02 - Into the Dalek

Aired: 23rd August 2014 Written by: Steven Moffat & Phil Ford Directed by: Ben Wheatley Starring: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson, Zawe Ashton, Michael Smiley, Laura Dos Santos, Ben Crompton

Finally, the Daleks are scary again!

I love the Daleks, they’re my lock screen on my phone, laptop, and are on my bank card. But I was getting a bit tired of them in New Who. They were too easy…

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Review - Intruders S01E02 - “And Here…You Must Listen”

Review - #Intruders S01E02 - “And Here…You Must Listen”

Aired: 30th August 2014
Directed by Eduardo Sanchez
Written and Developed by Glen Morgan
Starring: John Simm, James Frain, Mira Sorvino, Millie Brown, and Tory Kittles

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Photo © BBC America

The opening this week showed Maddison (Millie Brown) finding herself in the train station. She looks confused about how she got there or why she is there. Through a series of flashbacks we see that she left her…

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ComicBurst: Revival #23 and X-O Manowar #28

ComicBurst: Revival #23 and X-O Manowar #28

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Revival #23
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artists: Mike Norton and Mark Englert
Publisher: Image Comics

Revival #23 © Image Comics

Revival #23 © Image Comics

Now don’t get me wrong; I like some exotic food, but immortal human flesh is just off my menu! That’s not the case for writer Tim Seeley’s latest chapter of the spine-tingling series, Revival. Featuring some of the most dramatic and revealing sequences thus far, Seeley serves…

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The Friday Fiver: Five Kid’s TV Shows That Made the 80’s Great

So carrying on our walk down memory lane we reach the greatest decade of them all – the 1980’s. Not only were the clothes amazing and the pop groups sublime, we were spoilt for choice when it comes to kids TV. Here’s five of the best…

Terrahawks
Broadcast:
1983-1986

This programme was awesome! Another gem from Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson, along with Christopher Burr. Set in 2020 we…

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Comic of the Week - 27.08.2014 - Saga #22

Comic of the Week - 27.08.2014 - Saga #22 by Brian K Vaughan and @fionastaples @ImageComics “Truly great”

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© Image Comics

Written by Brian K Vaughan

Art by Fiona Staples

Published by Image Comics

This issue wins Comic of the Week for one page (well two really) – the superb introduction of King Robot. I won’t spoil it if you haven’t read it but that reveal made me spit with laughter. Up until that point the issue was good (as every single instalment of Saga has been so far), but after the scene with…

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